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Agile 4-Part Spring Series: Part #2 - Agile Project Release Planning Workshop

February 14, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Mercer Island Community Center
8236 SE 24th St.
Mercer Island, WA 98040


PDUs – 4

Meals: There will be breakfast and refreshments available.

Description: Agile 4-Part Spring Series: Part #2 - Agile Project Release Planning Workshop

Overview Part 2. Agile Project Release Planning Workshop:
Complete project planning is often overlooked in many teams using the Scrum process. Some teams just plan for the near term and some just plan from sprint to sprint. At the end of the day, management, stakeholders, and the team need a long-term vision for their projects.

The goal of this workshop, is to cover the best practices for creating an early project plan. We will use our plan to estimate costs, to complete resources planning, define key milestones, and create releases. Then we will also show how an Agile project can be planned by using either date, scope, or budget as its focus. You will see how this approach to project planning allows stakeholders to make business decisions early in the project cycle.
You Will Learn how to:

  • Create a project plan for an entire project using Agile
  • Include the right people in each planning phase
  • Run a release planning workshop with your team
  • Establish a relationship between the customer and the project team early in a project
  • Get team members to agree to providing estimates early
  • Increase estimate accuracy by using historical data versus opinion
  • Expose date, budget, or scope risks early in a project using Agile

Prerequisites & Audience

There are no prerequisites for this workshop. It is designed to cover the needs of the Agile/Scrum novice and the experienced Agilista. Experience with a project related to technology or software deployment would be helpful but not necessary. Past attendees included project managers, product managers, developers, business analysts, designers, DBAs, architects, executives and managers.

About the Instructor – Greg Smith - Agile Trainer/Coach

Certified Project Manager, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner™, Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Scaled Agile Framework™ Consultant

Publications: “Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World”

Greg Smith is an Agile coach and trainer who leads practical and successful Agile transformations for all types of organizations.

Greg has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies
and major institutions move to Agile including CDW, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil, Costco, JP Morgan Chase, StubHub, Stanford University, Autodesk, First Data Corporation, Fannie Mae, Expeditors International, Lexis Nexis, State of Washington, State of Idaho, City of New York, Halliburton, The Joint Commission, TD Ameritrade, International Money Fund, and The World Bank Group.

Group Discounts:
Discounts apply for groups of 5 or more from the same company or association. For more information, contact VP Education.

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$197.00 PSPMI Member General Admission
$177.00 Earlybird rate before February 5

$217.00 Non-member General Admission
$197.00 Earlybird rate before February 5